Epidemiological Alert: Weekly Update on the Cholera Situation EW 8 (February 8 to 26, 2011) (Published on March 17 2011)
During Epidemiological Week 8 of 2011, at the national level, Haiti registered a decrease in the weekly incidence rate, which decreased from 10.2 cholera cases per 10,000 inhabitants in EW 7 to 7.6 cases per 10,000 inhabitants in EW 8. This was linked to an increase of 3.1% in the new cases registered as compared to the previous week. At the sub-national level, five departments (Grand Anse, Nord Est, Nord Ouest, Sud Este y Nord) registered an increase in their weekly incidence rate.
While in the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Health reported a total of 568 laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera, including six fatal cases, since the beginning of the outbreak up to EW 9.